# How do you solve #1 7/16 + s = 9/8#?

I would multiply both sides of the equation by the lowest common multiple of the denominators.

The lowest common multiple of 16 and 8 is 16.

Subtract 23 from each side,

Divide both sides by 16.

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To solve (1 \frac{7}{16} + s = \frac{9}{8}), first convert (1 \frac{7}{16}) to an improper fraction, which is (\frac{23}{16}). Then subtract (\frac{23}{16}) from both sides of the equation. This gives (s = \frac{9}{8} - \frac{23}{16}). Find a common denominator, which is (16). Then compute the difference. (s = \frac{18}{16} - \frac{23}{16} = \frac{-5}{16}). So, (s = -\frac{5}{16}).

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